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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Help Shape Mayport HousingFrom StaffThe Navy Housing Department is requesting participation from Sailors, their families and residents in a Family Housing focus group on July 16-17 at Naval Station Mayport. If you or your spouse would like to participate in one of these sessions, please com plete the following and return directly to the Housing Service Center (HSC) or pro vide the RSVP requested information to Petty Officer Bullock, Housing Service Center, 904-270-5738/6943 or Gregory.S.Bullock@navy.mil. Housing residents are required to RSVP to participate. This is an opportunity for Navy families and housing residents to voice their opin ions and concerns with the Navy Housing Program. Navy families living in Housing can directly influence future changes to housing policies and pro cedures. These processes are used to manage and oversee the Navys Housing Program. All comments will be recorded as anonymous. Once all RSVPs are received, attendees will be contacted with additional information. There are five focus groups scheduled during the CNIC visit. Focus Groups are facilitat ed by the CNIC team. No local housing staff or Balfour Beatty Communities staff will be in attendance. The Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) manages the Navys Housing Program and periodically assess its effectiveness in pro viding housing support to the Fleet, Fighter, and Family. The information gathered will be used to identify required changes to current housing policies, processes and procedures. This information is vital and is used to oversee managing require ments to the Navys Housing Program. Everyone living in Naval Station Mayport Housing is encouraged to participate. To attend, please RSVP to Housing for one of the following focus group events: Beachside Community Center (Bldg. 245), Main Hall, July 16 at 4 p.m. Beachside Community Center (Bldg. 245), Main Hall, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. Beachside Community Center (Bldg. 245), Main Hall, July 17 at 9 a.m. Beachside Community Center (Bldg. 245), Main Hall, July 17 at 11 a.m. Beachside Community Center (Bldg. 245), Main Hall, July 17 at 1:30 p.m. Please include one of the scheduled times and date when submitting information below. Fill out and email to Petty Officer Gregory Bullock at Gregory.S.Bullock@navy.mil or call (904)-270-5739/6943. Contact Information Name of Attendee (s) Phone Number Work email address USS Klakring Heads Out On Final Deployment USS Klakring Public Affairs USS Klakring (FFG 42) will depart Naval Station Mayport on June 29, for a deploy ment to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility to participate in Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance opera tions. The crew, command ed by Cmdr. Darrel S. Canady, has been prepar ing for this deployment since they returned from their last deployment in September 2010. Over the last year the crew has worked extreme ly hard to certify and prepare to deploy. Their work efforts made them the first ship to qualify the Pilot Program Basic Training Phase on time and also earned them the Battle E. For many of the crew this will be their first deployment, their first chance to see new ports and carry out the mission that they have been work ing and training so hard for. -Photo by Paige GnannA Sailor aboard USS Klakring (FFG 42) waves farewell to his family as the ship leaves Naval Station Mayport, Fla., on June 29 for a deployment to the Caribbean Sea and eastern coast of South America to participate in Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance operations. Mayport Athlete Of The Year-Photo by MC1 Williams TownsendBoatswains Mate 1st Kyle Jacobsen of Harbor Ops is presented a certificate after being awarded the Naval Station Mayport Athlete of the Year award from MWR Sports Coordinator Rita Hammerstad. During the 2011 year, Jacobsen was coach and player for the Mayport Hurricanes, participated in off base softball and vol leyball teams, as well as mentoring with the Police Athletic League. Navy Exchanges Change Return PolicyFrom NEXCOMThe NEX has changed its return policy to make it easier for customers. Effective immediately, the NEX will no longer collect customer information, such as name, address and telephone num ber, when requesting a refund with a receipt. Now, customers returning mer chandise with the original receipt will receive either cash back or a refund to their credit card, depending on how the original purchase was made. This change was implemented to improve the shopping experience by speeding up the transaction and mak ing sure the customer is satisfied with their purchase, said Richard Dow, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) Senior Vice President, Store Operations. We are continually reviewing our pro cesses and procedures to make the cus tomers shopping experience easier. Customers returning merchandise without the original receipt will contin ue to receive a NEX Gift Card with the refunded amount. The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) oversees 100 Navy Exchange (NEX) facilities and nearly 300 stores worldwide, 40 Navy Lodges, Ships Stores, the Uniform Program Management Office, the Navy Clothing Textile and Research Facility and the Telecommunications Program Office. NEXCOMs parent command is the Naval Supply Systems Command. NEXCOMs mission is to provide autho rized customers quality goods and ser vices at a savings and to support quality of life programs for active duty military, retirees, reservists and their families. NEXs and Navy Lodges operate primar ily as a non-appropriated fund (NAF) business instrumentality. NEX revenues generated are used to support Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) pro grams. In FY11, $2.7 billion in sales were generated with $42.8 million in dividends provided to Navy MWR programs.Return policy change means no longer collecting customer information for refunds with a receiptNaval Station Mayport will host a blood drive on July 24 from 9 a.m.-2 pm. in Building One Room 104.

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The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.Charles Colson, who recently died, was a spe cial counsel to President Richard Nixon from 19691973. He went to prison for the wrongs he com mitted during those years, namely Watergate. As a result, Colson experi enced a mid-life conver sion to Christianity that sparked a radical change in his life, prompting him to establish the well known Prison Fellowship Ministries. The following are some of his thoughts about being Thankful to be an American as found in God Bless America: Prayers & Reflections For Our Country: Alone among the great nations of the world, Americans define their identity outside the boundaries of geogra phy or common ethnic ancestry. For us there is no fatherland; nor can most of us trace our ancestors back five and six generations or more as the British, French, Norwegians, and Irish so proudly do. We are instead a peo ple who have come from every corner of the globe, most of us in the last cen tury, and all of us in pur suit of a most noble and remarkable visionthat in this land men and women could live in freedom and liberty with their God-given rights respect ed. It is, therefore, a com mon creed, not common ancestral roots, which binds us together. That creed was best expressed in the Declaration of Independence which announced, We hold these truths to be self-evi dent, that all men are cre ated equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Americans are forever indebted to those who pledged their lives and fortunes and sacred honor to make this exper iment in ordered liberty possible. America is differentit is vision, a noble idea and for that extraordinary difference, Americans should give thanks to God each day and pledge anew to do their duty out of gratitude to God and the Founding Fathers. I close with this prayer for our country as found in the Chaplains Service Book of Prayers: Almighty God, you have given us this great land as our heritage. We humbly pray that we may always remember your generosity and faithfully do your will. Bless our land with honest indus try, truthful education, and an honorable way of life. Defend our liber ties and strengthen the resolve of the people who have come from through out the world to make America their home. Lead us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong. Help us to appreciate the oppor tunities that are ours as we struggle to bring har mony to an unsettled world. May we balance our concerns for justice with a willingness to dis play mercy, and may our concern for security be tempered with a willing ness to take risks which produce worthwhile change for the good of all people. O Lord, we pray for your guidance as we work together for the best interest of our com munities, our nation, our world, and the ultimate goal of peace. When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thank ful and in troubled times may our deepest trust be in you. Amen.God Bless America And Its CommunitiesCmdr. Steve Souders Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINS STREETFLTCM (AW/NAC) Michael D. Stevens has been selected as the AD2 Nicholas Castello HSM-40 One of the big things he can hit on is com ing around a little more. Sometimes it would be nice to know who we are working for. Cmdr. Eric Dukat U.S. Naval War College Id like to see a focus on quality of work. Make sure they have the right equip mentnot just the tools, but whats on the ships. Give them something to be proud of. PS1 Starisk Williams USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) I think we need to focus on maintenance on the ships. 3M [maintenance, materials and manage ment] on board the ships. AWR Robert Millard HSM-40 Quality of life. Base liv ing. Personally, E-4s get ting BAH. ABH2 Randall Wilson NS Mayport Sailors. The last one focused on them quite a bit, so Id like to see this one follow up. OS1(SW) Shantae Poole USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) I really enjoy the cur rent policies in place and the quality of life, and Id like to see a continuation of that.new MCPON. What policies, programs would you like to see him focus on? Summer is the perfect time for your child or chil dren to explore career and postsecondary options. There is no nightly home work, no pending papers, and best of all, lots of free time. Being undecided is not unusual for some students whether they are in middle or high school. To explore career options, a student can go to www. FACTS.org and log on to begin researching inter ests and careers. However, some stu dents shut themselves off from wonderful future possibilities because of maybes. expensive. too hard. needs my help. If the students choice offers the best route to the future, encourage him to explore the possibilities. Dont let the maybes shut him down. Everyones situation and goals in life are a little different. A four-year col lege degree isnt right for everyone. Have your child consider these questions as part of the decisionmaking process: and possible careers most interest me? What schools offer strong programs in those areas? would be best-suited to my interests and goals: a trade school, technical training, junior college, community college, or university? course work and GPA are needed for admission? while going to school? At home or on campus? In a large city or in a small town? I want to attend? What class and campus size suit me best? lar activities interest me? Campus newspaper? Sports teams? Music? Find out what different schools have to offer. Some excellent web sites for this type of research include the fol lowing: www.militaryone source.com www.act.org www.militarychild.org If your child is the first in your family to attend a postsecondary institu tion, you might have quite a few questions on how to finance college. The web sites www.FACTS.org and www.SallieMae.com can help you establish a sav ings plan. It is never too late to start! Next sit down together to create a year-by-year plan to achieve that goal. Several websites provide a yearly calendar to assist you in creating yours. You can find these at www. militarychild.org; www. collegeboard.com; www. militaryonesource.com; and www.ACT.org; While it is up to the student to determine the kind and quality of edu cation he will receive, your enthusiasm about this process will go a long way in maintaining his interest. The biggest difference makers in the postsecondary process include his own curios ity, hard work, and per severance. Test scores and high schools grades are important; however, they measure only part of an individuals potential. The motivation, course selections, interests, commitment, and PLANNING are the true measure of achieving postsecondary success! Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meet ing with her in her office in Building One.Use The Summer Months To Get Organized!Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingMayport Hosts Feds Feed Families DriveFom StaffNaval Station Mayport is joining the call to action by the Department of Defense to help stock food banks throughout the nation. Donation boxes to benefit 2012 Feds Feed Families food drive have been set up around the base through Aug 31. Federal employees, ser vice members and any one else who wishes to donate can drop off nonperishable goods in the boxes. Mayport Chapel is sponsoring the local drive and can be contacted at 270-5212. Donation box locations include Chapel and the Mayport Commissary on Mayport Road. There are also boxes located at the On base Navy Exchange, Mayport Bowl, Mayport Bachelor Housing, Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Mayport and the USO on Mayport Road. Catholic Charities USA1-800-919-9338 www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.orgA CFC participant. Provided as a public service 2 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012

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CNO Announces New Master Chief Petty Officer Of Navy Chief of Naval Operations Public AffairsThe Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Jonathan Greenert, announced his selec tion of FLTCM (AW/ NAC) Michael D. Stevens as the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) at a Pentagon press conference June 27. I was extremely proud to have such a highly and fully qualified group of candidates, said Greenert. After a thor ough and deliberate pro cess I selected FLTCM Stevens to be our Navys senior enlisted leader and my advisor for dealing in matters with enlisted per sonnel and their families. Im honored to have been selected as the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, said Stevens. MCPON Rick West has certainly made a lasting and positive impact on our Navy. I look forward to continuing to provide the leadership and com mitment that our Navy and our Sailors both deserve and expect. Stevens has served as the fleet master chief at U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Va. since August 2010. His prior command master chief tours include U.S. 2nd Fleet, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic, Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14, and Naval Air Station Pensacola. A native of Montana, Stevens joined the Navy in 1983. He will relieve MCPON (SS/SW) Rick D. West during a cer emony Sept. 28 at the Washington Navy Yard. Throughout my career, and every Sailors career, weve had chief petty officers take care of and shape us, said Greenert. Master Chief Stevens has the leadership and experi ence to keep us on course and on speed. I look for ward to working closely with him. Greenert also praised West who took the helm in December 2008, citing his outstanding leader ship and lifetime of dedi cated service. Im proud of MCPON West and what he has accomplished during his watch. His extraordinary leadership and terrific connection to the fleet has contributed greatly to our warfighting readiness and the readiness of our families, said Greenert. His example has been a daily reminder to Sailors to live our ethos and to remember the important role families play in our successes. The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy serves as an advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations and to the Chief of Naval Personnel in matters of importance to enlisted personnel and their fami lies. The MCPON is also an advisor to the many boards focused on enlist ed personnel issues; is the enlisted representa tive of the Department of the Navy at special events; may be called upon to tes tify on enlisted personnel issues before Congress; and, maintains a liaison with enlisted spouse orga nizations. Fight Deadly Childhood Diseases.A CFC Participant provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 Mayport Lights Up During Freedom Fest MWR MayportDespite of the sweltering 102-degree heat, more than 2,500 people attended the 2012 MWR Freedom Fest on June 30 at Naval Station Mayport. Attendees were able to partici pate in activities of all sorts from the famous Spider Mountain Bouncer to the Brand-New 300 ft Zip Line. My 79-year-old mother went on the zip line and just loved it, loved it, loved it! said administration assis tant Sandra Barrett. Several commands were able to utilize Freedom Fest for fund rais ing efforts as well. All varieties of food, from bratwursts to firecracker shrimp, were available for folks to munch on. The Family Readiness Group for HSL-48 sold Deployment Survivor rubber bracelets. The DJ kicked up the beat at Sea Otter Pavilion while folks danced as the sunset. Everyone was treated to two musicians and a concert performance broadcast live over the internet as well. Artist Ryan Kinder played a sweet, soulful acoustic set before the firework show commenced. Following the fireworks, Country music artist D. Vincent Williams jumped right into his Jimmy-Buffetmeets-Blake-Shelton jam. -Photos by Sarah BarthelemyThe finale of pyrotechnics enthralls the audience as the fireworks show lights up the Mayport night on June 30 during the bases annual Freedom Fest. A younger kid enjoys the wild ride on one of the bigger water slides. New to the event, the shooting gallery was a big hit. Families enjoyed the fantastic balloon art. MWR Freedom Fest worker entertains kids with a super hero costume. Attendees enjoy the excitement of the new 300-foot zipline.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 5 D. Vincent Williams closes the event with a spectacular live performance Ryan Kinder plays an acoustic set before the fireworks show. The crowd kicks it up to the Cupid Shuffle. Many patrons cool off in the Mayport pool. Navy Federal Credit Unions was one of many sponsors at this years event. Many friends and family came out to support MWRs Freedom Fest. An MWR employee helps keep a quick and orderly line for the water slide. Kids enjoy bouncing under the watch of freedom fest employees. Young attendee enjoys one of many inflatable water slides.

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July 13: Jaguars Football Tickets on Sale and Cheerleaders Visit 9 am at ITT. Come and meet the Roar and pur chase tickets for the 2012 Jaguars Football Season. Section 149 $58.50. 2705145 July 13: Outdoor MoviesThe Three Stooges (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 13: Craig Karges Magic and Mind Reading. 6 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Tables will float, minds will be read and your mind will be blown! Tickets $10 per person; tickets available at ITT. 270-5145 July 13: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 July 18: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling, drink specials, request your favorite music all day long and more. 270-5733 July 20: American Heroes Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring Ron Perry Experience. Costume contest for the best Historical Hero, Superhero, and couple. Food, giveaways, prizes and beverage specials will be provided.270-7205 July 20: Outdoor MoviesThe Hunger Games (PG-13) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. Please note that this film may not be appropriate for small chil dren. 270-7205 July 23: Summer Swim Lesson Session IV Begins Registration is June 20-21 at the pool from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $40 per child/adult; $35 if child is enrolled in Youth Summer Camp. 270-5101. July 23: Mens Tennis Begins. Season ends Sept. 21. 270-5451. July 23-26: PreSeason Flag Football Tournament. Sign up by July 18. 270-5451 July 25: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. For tick ets, (904) 270-5431 July 26: Bar Olympics. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Patrons can go for the gold in our Karaoke Competition, Wing Eating Contest, Jenga Tournament and more! There will be free food, giveaways, prizes and beverage specials. June 27: Outdoor MoviesMirror Mirror (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. July 29: Christmas in December Family Fun Bowl. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Enjoy three hours of bowling and an awesome video laser light show as well as a traditional spaghetti dinner, presents for the kids, free Santa hats and more. 270-5377 July 30: Captains Cup Intramural Flag Football Begins Season ends Oct. 4. 270-5451. MWRJuly 13: Jaguars Football Tickets on Sale and Cheerleaders Visit 9 am at ITT. Come and meet the Roar and pur chase tickets for the 2012 Jaguars Football Season. Section 149 $58.50. 2705145 July 13: Freedom Friday Carnival. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced signup and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 July 13: Outdoor MoviesThe Three Stooges (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 13: Craig Karges Magic and Mind Reading. 6 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Tables will float, minds will be read and your mind will be blown! Tickets $10 per person; tickets available at ITT. 270-5145 July 20: Outdoor MoviesThe Hunger Games (PG-13) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. Please note that this film may not be appropriate for small chil dren. 270-7205 July 23: Summer Swim Lesson Session IV Begins Registration is June 20-21 at the pool from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $40 per child/adult; $35 if child is enrolled in Youth Summer Camp. 270-5101. June 27: Outdoor MoviesMirror Mirror (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 29: Christmas in December Family Fun Bowl. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Enjoy three hours of bowling and an awesome video laser light show as well as a traditional spaghetti dinner, presents for the kids, free Santa hats and more. 270-5377 KID 6 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012

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The following activities target single or unaccom panied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. July 13: Jaguars Football Tickets on Sale and Cheerleaders Visit 9 am at ITT. Come and meet the Roar and pur chase tickets for the 2012 Jaguars Football Season. Section 149 $58.50. 2705145 July 13: Outdoor MoviesThe Three Stooges (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 13: Craig Karges Magic and Mind Reading. 6 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Tables will float, minds will be read and your mind will be blown! Tickets $10 per person; tickets available at ITT. July 13: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 July 15: Museum of Science & History Van Departs Liberty Center 11 a.m. FREE July 17: Tinseltown Movie Theatre Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. Transportation Only. July 18: Pool Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. July 18: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling, drink specials, request your favorite music all day long and more. 270-5733 July 19: Art Walk Downtown. Van departs 6 p.m. Transportation only. July 20: Classic Car Show & Dinner. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation Only. July 20: American Heroes Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring Ron Perry Experience. Costume contest for the best Historical Hero, Superhero, and couple. Food, giveaways, prizes and beverage specials will be provided.270-7205 July 20: Outdoor MoviesThe Hunger Games (PG-13) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. Please note that this film may not be appropriate for small children 2707205 July 21: Kingfish Tournament. Food, Music & More. Van departs 10 a.m. FREE LIBERTYNaval Station Mayport has updated its fitness classes effective immedi ately for Surfside Fitness and the Gymnasium. The new Surfside Fitness class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Kickboxing 4:30 p.m., Cut N Core Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Yoga Wednesday 6:30 a.m., NOFFS Nutrition & Fitness Series This is a 4-week pro gram for CFLs and ACFLs only. 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women 4:30 p.m., Zumba Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga Oceanfront Yoga (weather permitting) will transform your body and your attitude. Start your busy day with stretch, strength and stress relief. 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Kickboxing Friday 11:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., The After Party Mayport Sandbox Monday 6:30 a.m., HIT 7: 30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT Tuesday 6:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp 6:30 a.m., HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT Wednesday 5:30 p.m., HIT 6:30 p.m., Intro to HIT Thursday 5:30 p.m., HIT 6:30 p.m., Intro to HIT Friday 6:30 a.m., HIT 7 a.m., TRX 7:30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT The new Gymnasium class schedule is as fol lows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Weight Training For Warfighters 4:30 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing 101 4:30 p.m., Weight Training For Warfighters Thursday 11:30 a.m., Spinning Friday 7 a.m., Spinning Water Aerobics These classes meet at the Base Pool weather permitting Monday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Thursday 7 a.m., Command Aqua 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Friday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Therapy MWR THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 7

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NCIS Crime Reduction Program On SpiceFrom NCIS MayportNCIS has implemented a col laborative Crime Reduction Program (CRP) to proactively fight crime within the military community. Working with the Judge Advocate General (JAG), Public Affairs, Family Advocacy Program (FAP), Chaplain Corps, and other Department of Navy (DON) entities, NCIS has facili tated a cross-cutting effort to help military communities reduce crime. This Quarters theme is SPICE. The Navy has zero tolerance for drug abuse, said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, Director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy. Drug abuse, including use of designer drugs and synthetic compounds, by members of the Navy is incompatible with high standards of performance, military discipline, and readiness as embodied by our 21st Century Sailors and Marines. K2 or Spice is a mixture of herbs and spices that is typi cally sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically simi lar to THC, the psychoactive ingredients in marijuana. The chemical compounds typi cally include HU-210, HU-211, JWH-018, and JWH-073. K2 is commonly purchased in head shops, tobacco shops, vari ous retail outlets, and over the Internet. It is often marketed as incense or fake weed. Street names for SPICE include Bilss, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Fake Weed, Genie, Spice, Zohai. It is typi cally sold in small, silvery plas tic bags of dried leaves and marketed as incense that can be smoked. It is said to resemble potpourri. Psychological effects of K2 include increased heart rate and increase of blood pressure. It appears to be stored in the body for long periods of time, and therefore the long-term effects on humans are not fully known. Be aware that NCIS is noti fied of every positive sample for possible further investigation with a view towards potential disciplinary or adverse admin istrative action by the service members command. Remember if you are caught or arrested, who will stand your watch? Your shipmates are depending on YOU! Help us help you, say no to SPICE. If you know some one using or selling SPICE or doing something wrong, Do Something Right: Text NCIS + your tip info to CRIMES (274637) Web: www.ncis.navy. mil. Agents assigned to the NCIS Resident Agency Mayport, Fl are always available to provide assistance. For more information, con tact Supervisory Special Agent, Sabrina E. Friday, NCIS Resident Agency Mayport, Fla., at 904-270-7435.Courts-martial in Navy Region Southeast recently heard the following cases: At a Special CourtMartial convened on board NS Mayport, a Petty Officer Second Class pled guilty to conspiracy to commit larceny of military property, two violations of a lawful general order, and larceny of military prop erty of a value of $500.00 or less. The Military Judge sentenced the Accused to 100 days confinement, reduction in rank to E-1, and a Bad Conduct Discharge. At a contested Special Court-Martial convened on board NS Mayport, a Petty Officer Second Class was found guilty of assault by threat with an unload ed firearm. The members of the court-martial sen tenced the Accused to 30 days hard labor without confinement and reduc tion in rank to E-4. At a contested General Court-Martial convened on board NCBC Gulfport, a Petty Officer Third Class was found guilty of vio lating a lawful general order. The members of the court-martial sen tenced the Accused to no additional punishment beyond the conviction itself. At a Special CourtMartial convened on board NS Mayport, a Petty Officer Third Class pled guilty to three speci fications of assault. The Military Judge sentenced the Accused to confine ment for ten months, reduction in rate to E-1, and a Bad Conduct Discharge. At a Special CourtMartial convened on board NAS Jacksonville, an Airman pled guilty to desertion, unauthor ized absence, four speci fications of failure to obey other lawful writ ten orders, damaging non-military property of $500.00 or less, and drunk and disorderly conduct. The Military Judge sen tenced the Accused to 100 days confinement, reduc tion in rank to E-1, and a Bad Conduct Discharge. At a contested General Court-Martial con vened on board NAS Jacksonville, a Petty Officer First Class was acquitted of three specifi cations of assault. At a General CourtMartial convened on board NAS Jacksonville, a previously convicted Sailor currently serving confinement at a Navy brig was found guilty of attempt to communicate indecent language to a child, attempt to mail obscene matters, and two specifications of failing to obey a lawful order. The Military Judge sentenced the Accused to an addi tional seven years con finement, with confine ment in excess of two years suspended pursu ant to a pre-trial agree ment with the convening authority. The confine ment to be served is in addition to the sentence previously adjudged at an earlier court-martial. At a Special CourtMartial convened on board NS Mayport, a Petty Officer Second Class was found guilty of damag ing personal property and communicating a threat. The Military Judge sen tenced the Accused to 120 days confinement and reduction in rate to E-1. At a General CourtMartial convened onboard NAS Jacksonville, a Lieutenant Commander pled guilty to five specifi cations of conduct unbe coming an officer, one specification of adultery, and one specification of attempted conduct unbe coming an officer. The court-martial members sentenced the Accused to be confined for six months and to be reprimanded. At a Special CourtMartial convened on board NAS Jacksonville, a Airmen Recruit pled guilty to wrongful posses sion of synthetic cannabis known as Spice, wrongful use of marijuana, housebreaking by unlawfully entering a barracks room with intent to commit a criminal offense, and lar ceny of a 22 LCD televi sion, an iPod touch, an iPod speaker, a Dell laptop computer, 5 DVDs, and $400 U.S. currency, of a total value of about $2,340.00. The Military Judge sentenced the Accused to eleven months confinement, forfeitures of $994.00 pay per month for eleven months, and a Bad Conduct Discharge. At a General CourtMartial convened on board NAS Pensacola, a Private First Class pled guilty to abusive sexu al contact with a person substantially incapable of declining participation in the sexual contact. The Military Judge sentenced the Accused to 18 months of confine ment, reduction in rate to E-1, and a Bad Conduct Discharge. At a contested Special Court-Martial convened on board NAS Pensacola, a Seaman was acquitted of wrongful use of cocaine. At a General CourtMartial convened on board NS Mayport, a Petty Officer Third Class pled guilty to desertion ended by apprehension, wrongful use of metham phetamine, knowingly purchasing more than nine grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, and distributing chemicals knowing that they would be used to manufacture controlled substances. The Military Judge sen tenced the Accused to three years of confine ment, reduction in rate to E-1 forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and a Dishonorable Discharge. AT THE 8 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Underwood Hosts Panamanian Maritime StudentsSouthern Seas 2012 Public AffairsSailors assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) wel comed students from the International Maritime University of Panama aboard for a day-long tour, June 25. The group of 18 stu dents arrived shortly after Underwood moored and stayed through the after noon as members of the crew led them around to various stations on the ship. Some of them came up to the focsle and received some hands-on fire-fighting training from our Damage Controlman, said Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Jason Funk. When they were turned over to me, we went over a couple things with them, like how the U.S. Navy conducts our deck evolutions. We explained to them how we moor up, taught them some of our terminology and showed them how we get our anchor ready for letting go and also how we secure it for sea. The students were also shown how a recovery would be carried out from the focsle in the event of a man-overboard situation and how to splice line. The group was active and attentive, said Funk. They had no problem getting hands-on and ask ing questions. While half of the stu dents learned deck evo lutions in the morning, the other half was taken below decks to learn about the engineering side of the ship. After lunch the two groups alternated. We took them from the aft end of the ship all the way forward, said Electricians Mate 2nd Class (SW) Aldo Rodriguez, who was a translator for the stu dents during their tour. A lot of it theyve received classroom lectures on but theyve never had any hands-on experience with the engineering stuff, so today they were able to actually see how things work. It was a pretty good day, said Funk. I think they enjoyed the tour and they really seemed eager to learn and see how we do things in the U.S. Navy. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/ C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined full-spec trum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward pres ence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the mari time domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with inter national partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. Seaman Apprentice Christopher Jordan, left, and Seaman Francis Mliswa use marlin to repair a mooring line aboard USS Underwood (FFG 36) as the ship departs Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Panama. Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Joshua Singleton, left, explains to Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Guanqun Sun how to repair a mooring line aboard USS Underwood (FFG 36). -Photos by MC3 Frank J. PikulFire Controlman 2nd Class Daniel King demonstrates the operation of a M240B machine gun during a live-fire exer cise aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36). Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 9

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USS Vicksburg Performs Burial At SeaEnterprise Carrier Strike Group Public AffairsSailors assigned to guidedmissile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) performed a burial at sea ceremony, June 16. Twenty-one Sailors and civil ians were laid to rest during the ceremony, the first of its kind during Vicksburgs deployment. Burial at sea is a long-stand ing tradition in the Navy, and peacetime burial at sea has been commonplace since after World War II. A burial at sea may be requested through the Department of Decedent Affairs and a specific ship may be requested. The family has a lot of say in this, said Lt. Edsil Logan, command chaplain aboard Vicksburg, who performed the service. We make sure that we stay sensitive to the needs of the family and the desires of those being buried. Burial at sea makes us real ize how precious life is and to not take family, friends and shipmates for granted, said Logan. Two of the deceased were family members of the current Vicksburg Sailors. I have performed eight burial at sea ceremonies, said Logan. This is the first where we had family members who were able to participate. The remains of Cmdr. Ray Schmidt (retired) were commit ted to the sea by his grandson, Vicksburg Sailor, Operations Specialist 3rd Class Derek Marsik. I was glad that I was able to participate, said Marsik. I felt very honored to be part of this tradition as well as carry on a legacy of service. I think its important for ships to do burials at sea, said Fire Controlman 2nd Class George Decoste, command lay leader aboard Vicksburg. We are entrusted to carry on tradition and take time to pay respects to those who have sac rificed. Gunner's Mates prepare for a gun salute during a burial at sea ceremony aboard guidedmissile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Command Chaplain Lt. Edsil Logan delivers invocation during a burial at sea ceremony aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). -Photos by MC2 Nick ScottYeoman 1st Class Kenneth Bryant, left, and Navy Counselor 1st Class Brian Olinger prepare the national ensign for a burial at sea ceremony aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater secu rity cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. 10 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012

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USS Hu City Sailors Visit Cannes, France USS Hu City Public AffairsGuided-missile cruis er USS Hu City (CG 66) pulled into Cannes, France July 3. This port visit serves to contin ue U.S 6th Fleet efforts to build global mari time partnerships with European nations and improve maritime safety and security. During the visit, Hu City Sailors will host a reception on board the ship and meet with local officials and have the opportunity to experience French culture. Having been here for one of my first tours in the Navy and to be back with a ship full of Sailors is exciting, said Capt. Daniel B. Uhls, com manding officer of Hu City. I feel us being here reassures our relationship with France and shows the rest of the world that what we are doing is designed for peace and stability. Hu City is conducting this port visit is part of scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th and 5th fleet are of responsibility. The ship also scheduled tours of France for Sailors, through the ships Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) committee, set to enhance Sailors under standing of the local cul ture. Im looking forward to seeing the sites in France and enjoying some local food that I hear is pretty good, said Yeoman 3rd Class Michael S. Kirkman, a Hu City Sailor. It just feels good to have the opportunity to visit another country and see a new surrounding. Hu City is on a regular ly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations (MSO and theater security coop eration efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. Hu City is deployed as part of Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG), which includes CSG 8, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), guidedmissile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), the seven squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 7, and Destroyer Squadron 28. -Photo by MC2 William JamiesonThe guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) conduct an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). Winston S. Churchill and Hue City are on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. Hu City Performs ReplenishmentAnnual SDAP Recertification BeginsFrom Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsThe Navy announced the annual recertifica tion of Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) for fiscal year 2012 in a message released July 6. According to Navyspecific administrative message (NAVADMIN) 206/12, SDAP recertifica tion is conducted annu ally to ensure commands are maintaining an accu rate account of mem bers eligibility for SDAP. Recertification began with the release of the message and commands have until Aug. 31. SDAP is an incentive pay ranging from $75 to $450 a month used to entice qualified person nel to accept designated assignments and to sus tain adequate manning levels. In order to qualify for SDAP, Sailors must be assigned to and work ing in a valid billet on the command Manpower Authorization Listing. This billet must be authorized by the Bureau of Naval Personnel as a Special Duty Assignment billet according to the lat est SDAP NAVADMIN. Recertification is typi cally completed by a commands admin depart ment or personnel officer with the commanding officer recertifying each member. Sailors can read OPNAVINST 1160.6B and talk with their command career counselor to learn more about SDAP. A complete list of authorized skills and pay levels can be found in NAVADMIN 356/11. For more information, read the message on the Navy Personnel Command website at www.npc.navy. mil Working together for stronger, healthier babies marchofdimes.com a CFC participant Provided as a public service THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 11

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Carney Awarded For Store ExcellenceUSS Carney PAOMembers of the USS Carneys Sales Division (S3) were awarded the Navy Exchange Service Commands Ship Store Retail and Excellence Award in both the Excellence and Best of Class categories on June 25. The award formally rec ognizes contributions of the ships Servicemen to the quality of life of the afloat Sailor and Marine. The Best in Class award is awarded to only 1 of 38 Aegis Guided Missile ships in the Atlantic Fleet and is based on account ability of expenses, emblematic inventory, gross profit, storeroom validity, customer satis faction, and laundry oper ation. Cmdr. James T. Thomas, Deputy Assistant Chief of Commander Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, presented the award to Lt.j.g. Tyson Biddle, Ships Serviceman 1st Class (SW) Ledezman Johnson, Ships Serviceman 1st Class (SW) Kinyatto Duncan, Ships Serviceman 2nd Class (SW) Angela Muratalla and Ships Serviceman Seaman (SW) DeMarcus Matthews. Carney embarked on a seven-month deployment in the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility in August 2011 and returned in early March. Thanks to S3 Division, the Ships Store remained fully stocked with both essential and novelty items, and the soda/candy machines were never empty. It is pretty cool to get credit like this for our hard work, Muratalla said. We dont do what we do for credit. We do it because it is important for the crews morale. -Photo courtesy of USS CarneyUSS Carney Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Marc Boran and Cmdr. James Thomas, Deputy Assistant Chief of Commander Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, stand with members of S3 division after the division receives the Navy Exchange Ship Store Retail and Excellence Award in both the Excellence and Best of Class categories. Brazilian Ship Visits Mayport The Brazilian navy frigate BNS Independencia (F 44) arrived at NS Mayport on June 29 for a port visit.-Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker Line handlers help to moor the Brazilian navy frigate BNS Independencia (F 44) June 29 for a port visit prior to returning to Brazil after conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean with U.S. Navy ships. 12 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012

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FFSC Workshops Geared To Sailors, FamiliesFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. July 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., How To Survive The Holidays, FFSC Room 719 July 12, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women, FFSC Room 702 July 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. July 14, 10 a.m.-until, IA Family Outing Adventure Landing July 16-20, 8 a.m.4 p.m., Command Financial Specialist Training Building 1 Room 1616 July 16, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Anger Management Class, FFSC Room 702 What does anger do for you? Communicate for you? Keep people at a safe distance from you? Keep you in charge? For many people, anger serves them many uses, but all too often, it is at a high costusually of rela tionships, unhappiness in the workplace, and a general feeling of dis dain. If you want to be able to break out of the get angry/get even syn drome, come to this class. Participants learn how anger and judgment are related, about irrational beliefs and faulty self-talk, what E + R = O means, and the roles of stress and forgiveness in anger. July 17, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 July 18, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 July 19, 8 am.-noon, FAP Key Personnel Training Building 1, Room 1124 July 19, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women, FFSC Room 702 July 19, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. July 23-26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 July 24, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 July 25, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Home Buying Seminar, FFSC Room 702 July 25, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 July 26, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women, FFSC Room 702 July 26, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and play grounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. July 30, 1-4 p.m., Relationship Communication FFSC Room 702 Whether youve been dating for 6 months or married for 20 years, effective communica tion is critical to keeping your relationship happy, healthy and strong. Come learn new techniques which will help you build on the strengths of your relationship and learn to identify barriers to effec tive communication. Class is a one-time 3 hour class. Couples are encouraged but not required to attend class together. July 31, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly Building 1 Room 104 July 31, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 EOQ Luncheon On July 20From StaffNaval Station Civilian Employee presentation / luncheon will be held on Tuesday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m., at Ocean Breeze Conference Center. All are welcome to attend and support the nominees. Lunch $8. Pay at the door. RSVP to sandra.bar rett1@navy.mil by 3 p.m. on Friday, July 20. Nominees for Employee of the Quarter (2nd Quarter) William Strickland, Fire/Emergency Services Thomas Wheeler, Air Ops/Ground Electronics Patricia Hoffman, MWR Patricia Livingstone, PWD Mark Anderson, IT Dept Susan Rucker, FFSC Percy Williams, Security A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 13

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Sailor Advancement Sweeps GettysburgUSS Gettysburg PAOOn May 23, Capt. Bob Hein, commanding offi cer of USS Gettysburg (CG 64), stopped in the middle of giving a tour to Naval Academy Midshipman to read the results of the most highly anticipated message of the year over the loud speaker. By the end of the announce ment, he had read 54 names of Sailors whom the Navy deemed ready to assume the leadership role of the next pay grade. The Mayport-based ship was anchored off the coast of Annapolis as part of the Naval Academy graduation ceremonies. Out of a crew of 329 this advancement number made it one of the highest of the Atlantic fleet. Hein attributes the suc cess of the ship to the hard work and dedication that the Sailors have to their country. Our ship has always had a good reputation on the waterfront. These Sailors are the reason for that reputation and have been recognized for it. After completing Petty Officer Indoctrination Course 54 Sailors were frocked in front of their family and friends on June 8. As the excitement of the 54 new Petty Officers began to wane, a new message was released announcing the newest Senior Chief Petty Officers in the Navy. Gettysburg had the honor of having three promoted members of the Chief Petty Officers Mess. Engineman Senior Chief Petty Officer (Surface Warfare/Aviation Warfare) Shannon Bloodworth. Personnel Specialist Senior Chief Petty Officer (SW) Michael Brown, and Gas Turbine Specialist Senior Chief Petty Officer (SW) Nakia Riley were pinned in front of members of the Wardroom and Chiefs Mess on June 28. The ships Command Master Chief Brent Tidwell commented, As new shipmates check onboard they see a moti vated crew energized by strong advancement numbers. Throughout the deck plates that hope fully continues to be con tagious. I look forward to watching our Petty Officers and Senior Chief Petty Officers grow as leaders as they are placed in higher positions of authority and responsi bility, not just onboard Gettysburg but within our Navy. -Photo courtesy of USS GettysburgCapt. Bob Hein, commanding officer of USS Gettysburg, addresses the crew during an advancement ceremony in which 54 crew members were frocked. Working together for stronger, healthier babiesa CFC participant Provided as a public service marchofdimes.com 14 THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012

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USS The Sullivans Advances 37 USS The SullivansThe crew of The Sullivans gathered to rec ognize the achievements of their peers during an advancement ceremony on June 25. The ceremony began when The Sullivans frocked 37 Sailors in total, advancing them to the next level and pay grade of their Naval careers. Capt. Wes Smith, the Commanding Officer, had the honor of capping (Command Advancement Program) three The Sullivans Sailors Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Virginia Wolfe, Hull Technician 2nd Class Xavier Wilson, and Electricians Mate 1st Class Donald Larry. The Command Advancement Program allows Sailors to advance based on the Commanding Officers confidence in their per formance, professional ism, and devotion to duty. The Sullivans was espe cially proud of the selec tion of Quartermaster Senior Chief Petty Officer Richard Smith, Damage Controlman Senior Chief Petty Officer Andrew Bronson, and Culinary Specialist Master Chief Petty Officer Duane Spears during the last Senior Chief Petty Officer and Master Chief Petty Officer Selection boards. Their enthusiasm and professionalism embody The Sullivans motto, We Stick Together. The ceremony was held on the ships barge due to The Sullivans ongo ing Selected Restricted Availability. Over the past few weeks contractors and maintenance personnel have come onboard, coordinating with Sullivans personnel to carry out major upgrades and necessary mainte nance to ship systems. This maintenance period prepares The Sullivans for her upcoming training cycle and participation in the Joint Warrior Exercise in the waters off Northern Europe in the Spring of 2013. -Photo by GSM3 Melissa Lasdin Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Virginia Wolfe of USS The Sullivans receives her new new second class petty officer collar device from a shipmate after being CAP-ped (Command Advancement Program) by the ships commanding officer.From Balfour Beatty CommunitiesIn a few weeks, fam ily housing residents will be receiving the CEL Resident Satisfaction Housing Survey. The annual survey is part of Balfour Beatty Communities perfor mance assessment pro gram. Balfour Beatty Communities encourages residents to fill them out and return them at its We Treasure you Opinion events being held to kickoff survey time. The first event will be held from 2-5 p.m. on July 20 at the Ribault Bay Community Center and second will be July 27 from 2-5 p.m. at the on base housing office. By completing and handing the survey in, residents will qualify for weekly drawings. Once residents com plete their surveys and seal them in the post age paid envelopes pro vided, they can simply bring it to the Balfour Beatty Communities Management Office and drop it in the authorized locked mailbox. Survey results are completely confidential and anony mous. BBC Holds Annual SurveyNavy Updates High Year Tenure PolicyNavy Personnel Command Public AffairsAs a reminder of the implementa tion date of July 1, a summary of policy changes to the Navys High Year Tenure (HYT) program were reiterated in NAVADMIN 198/12, released June 28. The new HYT policy is outlined in MILPERSMAN 1160-120 and takes effect July 1, 2012. It applies to all active-duty, Full-Time Support (FTS) and Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors. HYT sets the maximum number of years an enlisted Sailor may serve based on rank before he or she must advance, separate or if eligible, retire. NAVADMIN 198/12 highlights other important changes under the new poli cy, including a reduction in HYT limits for active-duty and FTS Sailors in pay grades E-1 to E-3; elimination of passed not advanced (PNA) for E-3 Sailors to stay on active duty for eight years; a clause allowing approved HYT waiv ers to be cancelled when not fulfilled as approved; and clarification of reduc tion-in-rate procedures. The new HYT limit for E-1 and E-2 active-duty and FTS Sailors is four years, and the new HYT limit for E-3 active-duty and FTS Sailors is five years. E-1, E-2 and E-3 active-duty and FTS Sailors who are already past the modified HYT limit as of July 1 will be separated by March 31, 2013 unless they receive a HYT waiver or are advanced to a paygrade with a higher HYT limit. Starting with this Marchs Navy Wide Advancement Exam, E-3 Sailors who passed, but did not advance, may not continue service beyond the revised HYT limit for their paygrade. Also under NAVADMIN 198/12, pre viously approved HYT waiver requests can be cancelled when not fulfilled by the Sailor. If an active-duty or FTS Sailors waiver is cancelled, separation will occur within 120 days of the cancel lation, unless they have time to transfer to the Fleet Reserve or retire. Members of the SELRES will be removed from a SELRES status by the end of the month in which the waiver was cancelled and must transfer to a non-pay status or the retired Reserve (with or without pay), if retirement eligible. Regarding reduction in rate (RIR), active-duty and FTS Sailors who have been RIR and exceeded the HYT limit for the lower paygrade must separate by their End of Active Obligated Service as extended or Dec. 31, 2012, which ever is sooner, unless they are granted a HYT waiver, reinstated or advanced. Members of the SELRES who have been RIR and have exceeded the HYT limit for the lower paygrade will be transferred to a non-pay status by Dec. 31, unless they are granted a HYT waiver, reinstat ed or advanced. Other separation time lines for RIR are also discussed in the NAVADMIN. For more information, read NAVADMIN 198/12 and MILPERSMAN 1160-120, visit the HYT Web Page on the NPC website at www.npc.navy.mil/ CAREER/RESERVEPERSONNELMGMT/ ENLISTED/Pages/HYT.aspx or call the NPC Customer Service Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC or 1-866-827-5672. Time to renew your vehicle DoD stickers? Do it online at https:// www.pid.cnic.navy.mil/ THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 15

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Coalition Of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions Seeks Nominations For Top ChaptersChief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsThe nomination period for the Fiscal Year 2012 Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) Chapter of the Year Awards is open, as announced in NAVADMIN 207/12, released July 7. CSAAD is a peer men toring program for active and reserve Sailors, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) candi dates, and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets aimed at promoting good deci sion-making and leader ship development at the most junior levels. The annual awards, which recognize top CSADD chapters at both seaand shore-based commands, are a testament to the progress of the CSADD program throughout the fleet, according to Chief of Naval Personnel Fleet Master Chief (SW/AW/ SCW) Scott A. Benning. Making good decisions and Sailors encourag ing their shipmates to make the right choice is critical to Sailor and fleet readiness, said Benning. The support that our CSADD Sailors provide to their fellow Sailors, and to their Navy, is incredible -these awards seek to rec ognize their efforts. Though originally envi sioned as a response to frequent DUI cases in the mid-Atlantic region, the CSADD program quickly expanded to encompass a variety of issues and has spread across the fleet worldwide. Today, it is a peer-mentoring program for all aspects of life in which Sailors face pres sures or temptations to make unwise decisions. Monthly training is conducted at the nearly 300 chapters of CSADD fleet-wide; topics vary each month and provide a forum for Sailors to dis cuss important issues and create new meth ods for helping their fel low Sailors. In addition to promoting healthy life choices, the program also develops members lead ership skills. Recent initiatives by CSADD members have included the use of post ers, videos, and social media to reach out to others. Additionally this year, for the first time, CSADD held two rallies in both San Diego and Norfolk with the theme of Navigating Success, to provoke thought and inspire young leaders to discuss a variety of issues affecting the fleet, such as sexual assault awareness, bystander intervention, responsible alcohol use, off-duty safety and Sailor family readiness. Through programs like CSADD, Sailors are prov ing that helping their peers to achieve suc cess individually is vital to achieving success as a team. CSADD is all about I.C.E. Inspirational Leadership, Challenging our young Sailors to engage, and Empowering them to lead, said Benning. Our Sailors have strong opinions and solutions for many of the challenges facing our Navy. CSADD Sailors are tak ing on leadership chal lenges both on and offduty, reinforcing both the core principles of CSADD and the Navys 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative which consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to max imize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Navy and Marine Corps. Information about applying for the CSADD award, registering a chapter for CSADD, and requirements and pro cesses related to the award can be found in NAVADMIN 207/12. Nominations must be submitted by the unit commander of registered CSADD chapters to their regional commanders by Oct. 1. -Photos by MCSN Damian BergAbove, Engineman 2nd Class Cory Winston and Ship's Serviceman 2nd Class Jose Rivera hold up signs that pro mote making good discussion while drinking. They we are holding the signs as part of Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decision Mayport Chapter to help influence Sailors and their families to have a plan when they go out to drink. Right, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Juan Serret holds up a sign that promote making good discussion while drinking. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 17



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Check us out Online! mayportmirror.com Help Shape Mayport HousingFrom StaffThe Navy Housing Department is requesting participation from Sailors, their families and residents in a Family Housing focus group on July 16-17 at Naval Station Mayport. If you or your spouse would like to participate in one of these sessions, please com plete the following and return directly to the Housing Service Center (HSC) or pro vide the RSVP requested information to Petty Officer Bullock, Housing Service Center, 904-270-5738/6943 or Gregory.S.Bullock@navy.mil. Housing residents are required to RSVP to participate. This is an opportunity for Navy families and housing residents to voice their opin ions and concerns with the Navy Housing Program. Navy families living in Housing can directly influence future changes to housing policies and pro cedures. These processes are used to manage and oversee the Navys Housing Program. All comments will be recorded as anonymous. Once all RSVPs are received, attendees will be contacted with additional information. There are five focus groups scheduled during the CNIC visit. Focus Groups are facilitated by the CNIC team. No local housing staff or Balfour Beatty Communities staff will be in attendance. The Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) manages the Navys Housing Program and periodically assess its effectiveness in pro viding housing support to the Fleet, Fighter, and Family. The information gathered will be used to identify required changes to current housing policies, processes and procedures. This information is vital and is used to oversee managing require ments to the Navys Housing Program. Everyone living in Naval Station Mayport Housing is encouraged to participate. To attend, please RSVP to Housing for one of the following focus group events: Beachside Community Center (Bldg. 245), Main Hall, July 16 at 4 p.m. Beachside Community Center (Bldg. 245), Main Hall, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. Beachside Community Center (Bldg. 245), Main Hall, July 17 at 9 a.m. Beachside Community Center (Bldg. 245), Main Hall, July 17 at 11 a.m. Beachside Community Center (Bldg. 245), Main Hall, July 17 at 1:30 p.m. Please include one of the scheduled times and date when submitting information below. Fill out and email to Petty Officer Gregory Bullock at Gregory.S.Bullock@navy.mil or call (904)-270-5739/6943. Contact Information Name of Attendee (s) Phone Number Work email address USS Klakring Heads Out On Final Deployment USS Klakring Public Affairs USS Klakring (FFG 42) will depart Naval Station Mayport on June 29, for a deploy ment to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility to participate in Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance opera tions. The crew, command ed by Cmdr. Darrel S. Canady, has been preparing for this deployment since they returned from their last deployment in September 2010. Over the last year the crew has worked extremely hard to certify and prepare to deploy. Their work efforts made them the first ship to qualify the Pilot Program Basic Training Phase on time and also earned them the Battle E. For many of the crew this will be their first deployment, their first chance to see new ports and carry out the mission that they have been working and training so hard for. -Photo by Paige GnannA Sailor aboard USS Klakring (FFG 42) waves farewell to his family as the ship leaves Naval Station Mayport, Fla., on June 29 for a deployment to the Caribbean Sea and eastern coast of South America to participate in Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance operations. Mayport Athlete Of The Year-Photo by MC1 Williams TownsendBoatswains Mate 1st Kyle Jacobsen of Harbor Ops is presented a certificate after being awarded the Naval Station Mayport Athlete of the Year award from MWR Sports Coordinator Rita Hammerstad. During the 2011 year, Jacobsen was coach and player for the Mayport Hurricanes, participated in off base softball and volleyball teams, as well as mentoring with the Police Athletic League. Navy Exchanges Change Return PolicyFrom NEXCOMThe NEX has changed its return policy to make it easier for customers. Effective immediately, the NEX will no longer collect customer information, such as name, address and telephone num ber, when requesting a refund with a receipt. Now, customers returning merchandise with the original receipt will receive either cash back or a refund to their credit card, depending on how the original purchase was made. This change was implemented to improve the shopping experience by speeding up the transaction and mak ing sure the customer is satisfied with their purchase, said Richard Dow, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) Senior Vice President, Store Operations. We are continually reviewing our pro cesses and procedures to make the customers shopping experience easier. Customers returning merchandise without the original receipt will contin ue to receive a NEX Gift Card with the refunded amount. The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) oversees 100 Navy Exchange (NEX) facilities and nearly 300 stores worldwide, 40 Navy Lodges, Ships Stores, the Uniform Program Management Office, the Navy Clothing Textile and Research Facility and the Telecommunications Program Office. NEXCOMs parent command is the Naval Supply Systems Command. NEXCOMs mission is to provide authorized customers quality goods and ser vices at a savings and to support quality of life programs for active duty military, retirees, reservists and their families. NEXs and Navy Lodges operate primarily as a non-appropriated fund (NAF) business instrumentality. NEX revenues generated are used to support Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) pro grams. In FY11, $2.7 billion in sales were generated with $42.8 million in dividends provided to Navy MWR programs.Return policy change means no longer collecting customer information for refunds with a receiptNaval Station Mayport will host a blood drive on July 24 from 9 a.m.-2 pm. in Building One Room 104.

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The Mirror The Mirror The Mirror Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jerome Cayangyang Roman Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. Confessions: before & after mass or upon request CCD, RCIA & Adult Ed: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Baptisms 3rd Sunday of month 10:30 a.m. Catholic Youth Group 2nd & 4th Sunday 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Protestant Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15 a.m. Choir: Wednesday 7 p.m. Baptism: For information contact your chaplain Womens Bible Study Wednesday 10 a.m. Protestant Youth Group 1st Friday Youth Quak Trip 6:30 p.m. 3rd Friday at Chapel 7-10:30 p.m. PWOC 2nd Saturday 9:30 a.m. PMOC 3rd Saturday Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. MOPS 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m. For more information or other worship opportunities and religious organizations in Jacksonville, call 270-5212.Charles Colson, who recently died, was a spe cial counsel to President Richard Nixon from 19691973. He went to prison for the wrongs he com mitted during those years, namely Watergate. As a result, Colson experi enced a mid-life conver sion to Christianity that sparked a radical change in his life, prompting him to establish the well known Prison Fellowship Ministries. The following are some of his thoughts about being Thankful to be an American as found in God Bless America: Prayers & Reflections For Our Country: Alone among the great nations of the world, Americans define their identity outside the boundaries of geogra phy or common ethnic ancestry. For us there is no fatherland; nor can most of us trace our ancestors back five and six generations or more as the British, French, Norwegians, and Irish so proudly do. We are instead a peo ple who have come from every corner of the globe, most of us in the last century, and all of us in pur suit of a most noble and remarkable visionthat in this land men and women could live in freedom and liberty with their God-given rights respect ed. It is, therefore, a com mon creed, not common ancestral roots, which binds us together. That creed was best expressed in the Declaration of Independence which announced, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Americans are forever indebted to those who pledged their lives and fortunes and sacred honor to make this experiment in ordered liberty possible. America is differentit is vision, a noble idea and for that extraordinary difference, Americans should give thanks to God each day and pledge anew to do their duty out of gratitude to God and the Founding Fathers. I close with this prayer for our country as found in the Chaplains Service Book of Prayers: Almighty God, you have given us this great land as our heritage. We humbly pray that we may always remember your generosity and faithfully do your will. Bless our land with honest indus try, truthful education, and an honorable way of life. Defend our liber ties and strengthen the resolve of the people who have come from through out the world to make America their home. Lead us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong. Help us to appreciate the oppor tunities that are ours as we struggle to bring har mony to an unsettled world. May we balance our concerns for justice with a willingness to dis play mercy, and may our concern for security be tempered with a willing ness to take risks which produce worthwhile change for the good of all people. O Lord, we pray for your guidance as we work together for the best interest of our com munities, our nation, our world, and the ultimate goal of peace. When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thank ful and in troubled times may our deepest trust be in you. Amen.God Bless America And Its CommunitiesCmdr. Steve Souders Surface Force Ministry Center CHAPLAINS STREETFLTCM (AW/NAC) Michael D. Stevens has been selected as the AD2 Nicholas Castello HSM-40 One of the big things he can hit on is com ing around a little more. Sometimes it would be nice to know who we are working for. Cmdr. Eric Dukat U.S. Naval War College Id like to see a focus on quality of work. Make sure they have the right equipmentnot just the tools, but whats on the ships. Give them something to be proud of. PS1 Starisk Williams USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) I think we need to focus on maintenance on the ships. 3M [maintenance, materials and manage ment] on board the ships. AWR Robert Millard HSM-40 Quality of life. Base liv ing. Personally, E-4s get ting BAH. ABH2 Randall Wilson NS Mayport Sailors. The last one focused on them quite a bit, so Id like to see this one follow up. OS1(SW) Shantae Poole USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) I really enjoy the cur rent policies in place and the quality of life, and Id like to see a continuation of that.new MCPON. What policies, programs would you like to see him focus on? Summer is the perfect time for your child or children to explore career and postsecondary options. There is no nightly homework, no pending papers, and best of all, lots of free time. Being undecided is not unusual for some students whether they are in middle or high school. To explore career options, a student can go to www. FACTS.org and log on to begin researching inter ests and careers. However, some stu dents shut themselves off from wonderful future possibilities because of maybes. expensive. too hard. needs my help. If the students choice offers the best route to the future, encourage him to explore the possibilities. Dont let the maybes shut him down. Everyones situation and goals in life are a little different. A four-year college degree isnt right for everyone. Have your child consider these questions as part of the decisionmaking process: and possible careers most interest me? What schools offer strong programs in those areas? would be best-suited to my interests and goals: a trade school, technical training, junior college, community college, or university? course work and GPA are needed for admission? while going to school? At home or on campus? In a large city or in a small town? I want to attend? What class and campus size suit me best? lar activities interest me? Campus newspaper? Sports teams? Music? Find out what different schools have to offer. Some excellent web sites for this type of research include the fol lowing: www.militaryone source.com www.act.org www.militarychild.org If your child is the first in your family to attend a postsecondary institu tion, you might have quite a few questions on how to finance college. The web sites www.FACTS.org and www.SallieMae.com can help you establish a sav ings plan. It is never too late to start! Next sit down together to create a year-by-year plan to achieve that goal. Several websites provide a yearly calendar to assist you in creating yours. You can find these at www. militarychild.org; www. collegeboard.com; www. militaryonesource.com; and www.ACT.org; While it is up to the student to determine the kind and quality of edu cation he will receive, your enthusiasm about this process will go a long way in maintaining his interest. The biggest difference makers in the postsecondary process include his own curios ity, hard work, and per severance. Test scores and high schools grades are important; however, they measure only part of an individuals potential. The motivation, course selections, interests, commitment, and PLANNING are the true measure of achieving postsecondary success! Judy Cromartie is the School Liaison Officer for NS Mayport. If you have questions about this arti cle or concerns about an educational issue impact ing your child, she can be reached via email at judith.cromartie@navy. mil or by phone at (904) 270-6289 X1305 [office] or (904) 219-3894 [cell]. Or you can schedule a meeting with her in her office in Building One.Use The Summer Months To Get Organized!Judy Cromartie School Liaison Officer KnowingMayport Hosts Feds Feed Families DriveFom StaffNaval Station Mayport is joining the call to action by the Department of Defense to help stock food banks throughout the nation. Donation boxes to benefit 2012 Feds Feed Families food drive have been set up around the base through Aug 31. Federal employees, ser vice members and any one else who wishes to donate can drop off nonperishable goods in the boxes. Mayport Chapel is sponsoring the local drive and can be contacted at 270-5212. Donation box locations include Chapel and the Mayport Commissary on Mayport Road. There are also boxes located at the On base Navy Exchange, Mayport Bowl, Mayport Bachelor Housing, Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Mayport and the USO on Mayport Road. Catholic Charities USA1-800-919-9338 www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.orgA CFC participant. Provided as a public service 2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012

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CNO Announces New Master Chief Petty Officer Of Navy Chief of Naval Operations Public AffairsThe Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Jonathan Greenert, announced his selec tion of FLTCM (AW/ NAC) Michael D. Stevens as the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) at a Pentagon press conference June 27. I was extremely proud to have such a highly and fully qualified group of candidates, said Greenert. After a thor ough and deliberate pro cess I selected FLTCM Stevens to be our Navys senior enlisted leader and my advisor for dealing in matters with enlisted personnel and their families. Im honored to have been selected as the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, said Stevens. MCPON Rick West has certainly made a lasting and positive impact on our Navy. I look forward to continuing to provide the leadership and com mitment that our Navy and our Sailors both deserve and expect. Stevens has served as the fleet master chief at U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Va. since August 2010. His prior command master chief tours include U.S. 2nd Fleet, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic, Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14, and Naval Air Station Pensacola. A native of Montana, Stevens joined the Navy in 1983. He will relieve MCPON (SS/SW) Rick D. West during a cer emony Sept. 28 at the Washington Navy Yard. Throughout my career, and every Sailors career, weve had chief petty officers take care of and shape us, said Greenert. Master Chief Stevens has the leadership and experience to keep us on course and on speed. I look for ward to working closely with him. Greenert also praised West who took the helm in December 2008, citing his outstanding leader ship and lifetime of dedi cated service. Im proud of MCPON West and what he has accomplished during his watch. His extraordinary leadership and terrific connection to the fleet has contributed greatly to our warfighting readiness and the readiness of our families, said Greenert. His example has been a daily reminder to Sailors to live our ethos and to remember the important role families play in our successes. The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy serves as an advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations and to the Chief of Naval Personnel in matters of importance to enlisted personnel and their families. The MCPON is also an advisor to the many boards focused on enlist ed personnel issues; is the enlisted representa tive of the Department of the Navy at special events; may be called upon to testify on enlisted personnel issues before Congress; and, maintains a liaison with enlisted spouse organizations. Fight Deadly Childhood Diseases.A CFC Participant provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 3

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4 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 Mayport Lights Up During Freedom Fest MWR MayportDespite of the sweltering 102-degree heat, more than 2,500 people attended the 2012 MWR Freedom Fest on June 30 at Naval Station Mayport. Attendees were able to partici pate in activities of all sorts from the famous Spider Mountain Bouncer to the Brand-New 300 ft Zip Line. My 79-year-old mother went on the zip line and just loved it, loved it, loved it! said administration assis tant Sandra Barrett. Several commands were able to utilize Freedom Fest for fund rais ing efforts as well. All varieties of food, from bratwursts to firecracker shrimp, were available for folks to munch on. The Family Readiness Group for HSL-48 sold Deployment Survivor rubber bracelets. The DJ kicked up the beat at Sea Otter Pavilion while folks danced as the sunset. Everyone was treated to two musicians and a concert performance broadcast live over the internet as well. Artist Ryan Kinder played a sweet, soulful acoustic set before the firework show commenced. Following the fireworks, Country music artist D. Vincent Williams jumped right into his Jimmy-Buffetmeets-Blake-Shelton jam. -Photos by Sarah BarthelemyThe finale of pyrotechnics enthralls the audience as the fireworks show lights up the Mayport night on June 30 during the bases annual Freedom Fest. A younger kid enjoys the wild ride on one of the bigger water slides. New to the event, the shooting gallery was a big hit. Families enjoyed the fantastic balloon art. MWR Freedom Fest worker entertains kids with a super hero costume. Attendees enjoy the excitement of the new 300-foot zipline.

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THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 5 D. Vincent Williams closes the event with a spectacular live performance Ryan Kinder plays an acoustic set before the fireworks show. The crowd kicks it up to the Cupid Shuffle. Many patrons cool off in the Mayport pool. Navy Federal Credit Unions was one of many sponsors at this years event. Many friends and family came out to support MWRs Freedom Fest. An MWR employee helps keep a quick and orderly line for the water slide. Kids enjoy bouncing under the watch of freedom fest employees. Young attendee enjoys one of many inflatable water slides.

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July 13: Jaguars Football Tickets on Sale and Cheerleaders Visit 9 am at ITT. Come and meet the Roar and pur chase tickets for the 2012 Jaguars Football Season. Section 149 $58.50. 2705145 July 13: Outdoor MoviesThe Three Stooges (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 13: Craig Karges Magic and Mind Reading. 6 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Tables will float, minds will be read and your mind will be blown! Tickets $10 per person; tickets available at ITT. 270-5145 July 13: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 July 18: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling, drink specials, request your favorite music all day long and more. 270-5733 July 20: American Heroes Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring Ron Perry Experience. Costume contest for the best Historical Hero, Superhero, and couple. Food, giveaways, prizes and beverage specials will be provided.270-7205 July 20: Outdoor MoviesThe Hunger Games (PG-13) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. Please note that this film may not be appropriate for small children. 270-7205 July 23: Summer Swim Lesson Session IV Begins Registration is June 20-21 at the pool from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $40 per child/adult; $35 if child is enrolled in Youth Summer Camp. 270-5101. July 23: Mens Tennis Begins. Season ends Sept. 21. 270-5451. July 23-26: PreSeason Flag Football Tournament. Sign up by July 18. 270-5451 July 25: All-Hands Steak Night. 4-7 p.m. at Focsle CPO Club. Cost is $10 per person. For tick ets, (904) 270-5431 July 26: Bar Olympics. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Patrons can go for the gold in our Karaoke Competition, Wing Eating Contest, Jenga Tournament and more! There will be free food, giveaways, prizes and beverage specials. June 27: Outdoor MoviesMirror Mirror (PG). Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. July 29: Christmas in December Family Fun Bowl. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Enjoy three hours of bowling and an awesome video laser light show as well as a traditional spaghetti dinner, presents for the kids, free Santa hats and more. 270-5377 July 30: Captains Cup Intramural Flag Football Begins Season ends Oct. 4. 270-5451. MWRJuly 13: Jaguars Football Tickets on Sale and Cheerleaders Visit 9 am at ITT. Come and meet the Roar and pur chase tickets for the 2012 Jaguars Football Season. Section 149 $58.50. 2705145 July 13: Freedom Friday Carnival. 7-11 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $8 advanced signup and $10 day of, space permitting. 270-5680 July 13: Outdoor MoviesThe Three Stooges (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 13: Craig Karges Magic and Mind Reading. 6 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Tables will float, minds will be read and your mind will be blown! Tickets $10 per person; tickets available at ITT. 270-5145 July 20: Outdoor MoviesThe Hunger Games (PG-13) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. Please note that this film may not be appropriate for small children. 270-7205 July 23: Summer Swim Lesson Session IV Begins Registration is June 20-21 at the pool from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $40 per child/adult; $35 if child is enrolled in Youth Summer Camp. 270-5101. June 27: Outdoor MoviesMirror Mirror (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 29: Christmas in December Family Fun Bowl. 4-7 p.m. at Mayport Bowling Center. Enjoy three hours of bowling and an awesome video laser light show as well as a traditional spaghetti dinner, presents for the kids, free Santa hats and more. 270-5377 KID 6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012

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The following activities target single or unaccompanied Sailors. For more information, call 2707788/89 or stop by the Mayport Liberty Center and pick up the month ly activity calendar with a complete listing of all upcoming Liberty events. July 13: Jaguars Football Tickets on Sale and Cheerleaders Visit 9 am at ITT. Come and meet the Roar and pur chase tickets for the 2012 Jaguars Football Season. Section 149 $58.50. 2705145 July 13: Outdoor MoviesThe Three Stooges (PG) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. 270-7205 July 13: Craig Karges Magic and Mind Reading. 6 p.m. at Beachside Community Center. Tables will float, minds will be read and your mind will be blown! Tickets $10 per person; tickets available at ITT. July 13: Xtreme Bowling. 8 p.m. to Midnight every Friday at Mayport Bowling Center. $10 include 2 hours of black light bowling, shoe rental, prizes and dazzling laser light show. 270-5377 July 15: Museum of Science & History Van Departs Liberty Center 11 a.m. FREE July 17: Tinseltown Movie Theatre Trip. Van departs 6 p.m. Transportation Only. July 18: Pool Tournament. 6 p.m. at Liberty Center. July 18: Just For Fun Wednesdays. Every Wednesday at Mayport Bowling Center. Its not about how good you bowl, its about how much fun you can have! $1 Colormania Bowling, drink specials, request your favorite music all day long and more. 270-5733 July 19: Art Walk Downtown. Van departs 6 p.m. Transportation only. July 20: Classic Car Show & Dinner. Van departs 5 p.m. Transportation Only. July 20: American Heroes Party. 9 p.m. at Castaways Lounge. Featuring Ron Perry Experience. Costume contest for the best Historical Hero, Superhero, and couple. Food, giveaways, prizes and beverage specials will be provided.270-7205 July 20: Outdoor MoviesThe Hunger Games (PG-13) Film begins at Sunset behind Beachside Community Center. FREE. Please note that this film may not be appropriate for small children 2707205 July 21: Kingfish Tournament. Food, Music & More. Van departs 10 a.m. FREE LIBERTYNaval Station Mayport has updated its fitness classes effective immedi ately for Surfside Fitness and the Gymnasium. The new Surfside Fitness class schedule is as follows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Kickboxing 4:30 p.m., Cut N Core Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Yoga Wednesday 6:30 a.m., NOFFS Nutrition & Fitness Series This is a 4-week pro gram for CFLs and ACFLs only. 11:30 a.m., Strength Training For Women 4:30 p.m., Zumba Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Yoga Oceanfront Yoga (weather permitting) will transform your body and your attitude. Start your busy day with stretch, strength and stress relief. 11:30 a.m., Zumba 4:30 p.m., Kickboxing Friday 11:30 a.m., Zumba Basics 11:30 a.m., The After Party Mayport Sandbox Monday 6:30 a.m., HIT 7: 30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT Tuesday 6:30 a.m., Command Bootcamp 6:30 a.m., HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT Wednesday 5:30 p.m., HIT 6:30 p.m., Intro to HIT Thursday 5:30 p.m., HIT 6:30 p.m., Intro to HIT Friday 6:30 a.m., HIT 7 a.m., TRX 7:30 a.m., Intro to HIT 11 a.m., HIT Noon, Intro to HIT The new Gymnasium class schedule is as fol lows: Monday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 5:45 p.m., Kids Clinic Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Weight Training For Warfighters 4:30 p.m., Spinning Wednesday 11:30 a.m., Spinning 11:30 a.m., Rowing 101 4:30 p.m., Weight Training For Warfighters Thursday 11:30 a.m., Spinning Friday 7 a.m., Spinning Water Aerobics These classes meet at the Base Pool weather permitting Monday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Thursday 7 a.m., Command Aqua 9:30 a.m., Aqua Fitness Friday 9:30 a.m., Aqua Therapy MWR THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 7

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NCIS Crime Reduction Program On SpiceFrom NCIS MayportNCIS has implemented a collaborative Crime Reduction Program (CRP) to proactively fight crime within the military community. Working with the Judge Advocate General (JAG), Public Affairs, Family Advocacy Program (FAP), Chaplain Corps, and other Department of Navy (DON) entities, NCIS has facilitated a cross-cutting effort to help military communities reduce crime. This Quarters theme is SPICE. The Navy has zero tolerance for drug abuse, said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, Director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy. Drug abuse, including use of designer drugs and synthetic compounds, by members of the Navy is incompatible with high standards of performance, military discipline, and readiness as embodied by our 21st Century Sailors and Marines. K2 or Spice is a mixture of herbs and spices that is typi cally sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically simi lar to THC, the psychoactive ingredients in marijuana. The chemical compounds typi cally include HU-210, HU-211, JWH-018, and JWH-073. K2 is commonly purchased in head shops, tobacco shops, vari ous retail outlets, and over the Internet. It is often marketed as incense or fake weed. Street names for SPICE include Bilss, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Fake Weed, Genie, Spice, Zohai. It is typi cally sold in small, silvery plas tic bags of dried leaves and marketed as incense that can be smoked. It is said to resemble potpourri. Psychological effects of K2 include increased heart rate and increase of blood pressure. It appears to be stored in the body for long periods of time, and therefore the long-term effects on humans are not fully known. Be aware that NCIS is noti fied of every positive sample for possible further investigation with a view towards potential disciplinary or adverse admin istrative action by the service members command. Remember if you are caught or arrested, who will stand your watch? Your shipmates are depending on YOU! Help us help you, say no to SPICE. If you know some one using or selling SPICE or doing something wrong, Do Something Right: Text NCIS + your tip info to CRIMES (274637) Web: www.ncis.navy. mil. Agents assigned to the NCIS Resident Agency Mayport, Fl are always available to provide assistance. For more information, con tact Supervisory Special Agent, Sabrina E. Friday, NCIS Resident Agency Mayport, Fla., at 904-270-7435.Courts-martial in Navy Region Southeast recently heard the following cases: At a Special CourtMartial convened on board NS Mayport, a Petty Officer Second Class pled guilty to conspiracy to commit larceny of military property, two violations of a lawful general order, and larceny of military prop erty of a value of $500.00 or less. The Military Judge sentenced the Accused to 100 days confinement, reduction in rank to E-1, and a Bad Conduct Discharge. At a contested Special Court-Martial convened on board NS Mayport, a Petty Officer Second Class was found guilty of assault by threat with an unload ed firearm. The members of the court-martial sen tenced the Accused to 30 days hard labor without confinement and reduc tion in rank to E-4. At a contested General Court-Martial convened on board NCBC Gulfport, a Petty Officer Third Class was found guilty of vio lating a lawful general order. The members of the court-martial sen tenced the Accused to no additional punishment beyond the conviction itself. At a Special CourtMartial convened on board NS Mayport, a Petty Officer Third Class pled guilty to three speci fications of assault. The Military Judge sentenced the Accused to confine ment for ten months, reduction in rate to E-1, and a Bad Conduct Discharge. At a Special CourtMartial convened on board NAS Jacksonville, an Airman pled guilty to desertion, unauthor ized absence, four speci fications of failure to obey other lawful writ ten orders, damaging non-military property of $500.00 or less, and drunk and disorderly conduct. The Military Judge sen tenced the Accused to 100 days confinement, reduc tion in rank to E-1, and a Bad Conduct Discharge. At a contested General Court-Martial con vened on board NAS Jacksonville, a Petty Officer First Class was acquitted of three specifi cations of assault. At a General CourtMartial convened on board NAS Jacksonville, a previously convicted Sailor currently serving confinement at a Navy brig was found guilty of attempt to communicate indecent language to a child, attempt to mail obscene matters, and two specifications of failing to obey a lawful order. The Military Judge sentenced the Accused to an addi tional seven years con finement, with confine ment in excess of two years suspended pursu ant to a pre-trial agree ment with the convening authority. The confine ment to be served is in addition to the sentence previously adjudged at an earlier court-martial. At a Special CourtMartial convened on board NS Mayport, a Petty Officer Second Class was found guilty of damag ing personal property and communicating a threat. The Military Judge sen tenced the Accused to 120 days confinement and reduction in rate to E-1. At a General CourtMartial convened onboard NAS Jacksonville, a Lieutenant Commander pled guilty to five specifi cations of conduct unbe coming an officer, one specification of adultery, and one specification of attempted conduct unbe coming an officer. The court-martial members sentenced the Accused to be confined for six months and to be reprimanded. At a Special CourtMartial convened on board NAS Jacksonville, a Airmen Recruit pled guilty to wrongful posses sion of synthetic cannabis known as Spice, wrongful use of marijuana, housebreaking by unlawfully entering a barracks room with intent to commit a criminal offense, and lar ceny of a 22 LCD televi sion, an iPod touch, an iPod speaker, a Dell laptop computer, 5 DVDs, and $400 U.S. currency, of a total value of about $2,340.00. The Military Judge sentenced the Accused to eleven months confinement, forfeitures of $994.00 pay per month for eleven months, and a Bad Conduct Discharge. At a General CourtMartial convened on board NAS Pensacola, a Private First Class pled guilty to abusive sexu al contact with a person substantially incapable of declining participation in the sexual contact. The Military Judge sentenced the Accused to 18 months of confine ment, reduction in rate to E-1, and a Bad Conduct Discharge. At a contested Special Court-Martial convened on board NAS Pensacola, a Seaman was acquitted of wrongful use of cocaine. At a General CourtMartial convened on board NS Mayport, a Petty Officer Third Class pled guilty to desertion ended by apprehension, wrongful use of metham phetamine, knowingly purchasing more than nine grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, and distributing chemicals knowing that they would be used to manufacture controlled substances. The Military Judge sen tenced the Accused to three years of confine ment, reduction in rate to E-1 forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and a Dishonorable Discharge. AT THE 8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Underwood Hosts Panamanian Maritime StudentsSouthern Seas 2012 Public AffairsSailors assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) welcomed students from the International Maritime University of Panama aboard for a day-long tour, June 25. The group of 18 stu dents arrived shortly after Underwood moored and stayed through the after noon as members of the crew led them around to various stations on the ship. Some of them came up to the focsle and received some hands-on fire-fighting training from our Damage Controlman, said Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Jason Funk. When they were turned over to me, we went over a couple things with them, like how the U.S. Navy conducts our deck evolutions. We explained to them how we moor up, taught them some of our terminology and showed them how we get our anchor ready for letting go and also how we secure it for sea. The students were also shown how a recovery would be carried out from the focsle in the event of a man-overboard situation and how to splice line. The group was active and attentive, said Funk. They had no problem getting hands-on and asking questions. While half of the stu dents learned deck evo lutions in the morning, the other half was taken below decks to learn about the engineering side of the ship. After lunch the two groups alternated. We took them from the aft end of the ship all the way forward, said Electricians Mate 2nd Class (SW) Aldo Rodriguez, who was a translator for the stu dents during their tour. A lot of it theyve received classroom lectures on but theyve never had any hands-on experience with the engineering stuff, so today they were able to actually see how things work. It was a pretty good day, said Funk. I think they enjoyed the tour and they really seemed eager to learn and see how we do things in the U.S. Navy. Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/ C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined full-spec trum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward pres ence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the mari time domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with inter national partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. Seaman Apprentice Christopher Jordan, left, and Seaman Francis Mliswa use marlin to repair a mooring line aboard USS Underwood (FFG 36) as the ship departs Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Panama. Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Joshua Singleton, left, explains to Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Guanqun Sun how to repair a mooring line aboard USS Underwood (FFG 36). -Photos by MC3 Frank J. PikulFire Controlman 2nd Class Daniel King demonstrates the operation of a M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36). Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 9

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USS Vicksburg Performs Burial At SeaEnterprise Carrier Strike Group Public AffairsSailors assigned to guidedmissile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) performed a burial at sea ceremony, June 16. Twenty-one Sailors and civil ians were laid to rest during the ceremony, the first of its kind during Vicksburgs deployment. Burial at sea is a long-stand ing tradition in the Navy, and peacetime burial at sea has been commonplace since after World War II. A burial at sea may be requested through the Department of Decedent Affairs and a specific ship may be requested. The family has a lot of say in this, said Lt. Edsil Logan, command chaplain aboard Vicksburg, who performed the service. We make sure that we stay sensitive to the needs of the family and the desires of those being buried. Burial at sea makes us real ize how precious life is and to not take family, friends and shipmates for granted, said Logan. Two of the deceased were family members of the current Vicksburg Sailors. I have performed eight burial at sea ceremonies, said Logan. This is the first where we had family members who were able to participate. The remains of Cmdr. Ray Schmidt (retired) were committed to the sea by his grandson, Vicksburg Sailor, Operations Specialist 3rd Class Derek Marsik. I was glad that I was able to participate, said Marsik. I felt very honored to be part of this tradition as well as carry on a legacy of service. I think its important for ships to do burials at sea, said Fire Controlman 2nd Class George Decoste, command lay leader aboard Vicksburg. We are entrusted to carry on tradition and take time to pay respects to those who have sacrificed. Gunner's Mates prepare for a gun salute during a burial at sea ceremony aboard guidedmissile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Command Chaplain Lt. Edsil Logan delivers invocation during a burial at sea ceremony aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). -Photos by MC2 Nick ScottYeoman 1st Class Kenneth Bryant, left, and Navy Counselor 1st Class Brian Olinger prepare the national ensign for a burial at sea ceremony aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. 10 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012

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USS Hu City Sailors Visit Cannes, France USS Hu City Public AffairsGuided-missile cruis er USS Hu City (CG 66) pulled into Cannes, France July 3. This port visit serves to contin ue U.S 6th Fleet efforts to build global mari time partnerships with European nations and improve maritime safety and security. During the visit, Hu City Sailors will host a reception on board the ship and meet with local officials and have the opportunity to experience French culture. Having been here for one of my first tours in the Navy and to be back with a ship full of Sailors is exciting, said Capt. Daniel B. Uhls, com manding officer of Hu City. I feel us being here reassures our relationship with France and shows the rest of the world that what we are doing is designed for peace and stability. Hu City is conducting this port visit is part of scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th and 5th fleet are of responsibility. The ship also scheduled tours of France for Sailors, through the ships Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) committee, set to enhance Sailors under standing of the local cul ture. Im looking forward to seeing the sites in France and enjoying some local food that I hear is pretty good, said Yeoman 3rd Class Michael S. Kirkman, a Hu City Sailor. It just feels good to have the opportunity to visit another country and see a new surrounding. Hu City is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations (MSO and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. Hu City is deployed as part of Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG), which includes CSG 8, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), guidedmissile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), the seven squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 7, and Destroyer Squadron 28. -Photo by MC2 William JamiesonThe guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) conduct an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). Winston S. Churchill and Hue City are on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. Hu City Performs ReplenishmentAnnual SDAP Recertification BeginsFrom Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsThe Navy announced the annual recertifica tion of Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) for fiscal year 2012 in a message released July 6. According to Navyspecific administrative message (NAVADMIN) 206/12, SDAP recertifica tion is conducted annu ally to ensure commands are maintaining an accu rate account of mem bers eligibility for SDAP. Recertification began with the release of the message and commands have until Aug. 31. SDAP is an incentive pay ranging from $75 to $450 a month used to entice qualified person nel to accept designated assignments and to sus tain adequate manning levels. In order to qualify for SDAP, Sailors must be assigned to and work ing in a valid billet on the command Manpower Authorization Listing. This billet must be authorized by the Bureau of Naval Personnel as a Special Duty Assignment billet according to the latest SDAP NAVADMIN. Recertification is typi cally completed by a commands admin depart ment or personnel officer with the commanding officer recertifying each member. Sailors can read OPNAVINST 1160.6B and talk with their command career counselor to learn more about SDAP. A complete list of authorized skills and pay levels can be found in NAVADMIN 356/11. For more information, read the message on the Navy Personnel Command website at www.npc.navy. mil Working together for stronger, healthier babies marchofdimes.com a CFC participant Provided as a public service THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 11

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Carney Awarded For Store ExcellenceUSS Carney PAOMembers of the USS Carneys Sales Division (S3) were awarded the Navy Exchange Service Commands Ship Store Retail and Excellence Award in both the Excellence and Best of Class categories on June 25. The award formally recognizes contributions of the ships Servicemen to the quality of life of the afloat Sailor and Marine. The Best in Class award is awarded to only 1 of 38 Aegis Guided Missile ships in the Atlantic Fleet and is based on account ability of expenses, emblematic inventory, gross profit, storeroom validity, customer satis faction, and laundry operation. Cmdr. James T. Thomas, Deputy Assistant Chief of Commander Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, presented the award to Lt.j.g. Tyson Biddle, Ships Serviceman 1st Class (SW) Ledezman Johnson, Ships Serviceman 1st Class (SW) Kinyatto Duncan, Ships Serviceman 2nd Class (SW) Angela Muratalla and Ships Serviceman Seaman (SW) DeMarcus Matthews. Carney embarked on a seven-month deployment in the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility in August 2011 and returned in early March. Thanks to S3 Division, the Ships Store remained fully stocked with both essential and novelty items, and the soda/candy machines were never empty. It is pretty cool to get credit like this for our hard work, Muratalla said. We dont do what we do for credit. We do it because it is important for the crews morale. -Photo courtesy of USS CarneyUSS Carney Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Marc Boran and Cmdr. James Thomas, Deputy Assistant Chief of Commander Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, stand with members of S3 division after the division receives the Navy Exchange Ship Store Retail and Excellence Award in both the Excellence and Best of Class categories. Brazilian Ship Visits Mayport The Brazilian navy frigate BNS Independencia (F 44) arrived at NS Mayport on June 29 for a port visit.-Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker Line handlers help to moor the Brazilian navy frigate BNS Independencia (F 44) June 29 for a port visit prior to returning to Brazil after conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean with U.S. Navy ships. 12 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012

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FFSC Workshops Geared To Sailors, FamiliesFrom FFSCThe following class es and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge. Pre-registration is required and childcare is not available. For more information about the classes or to register call 270-6600, ext. 1701. FFSC is located in Building One on Massey. July 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., How To Survive The Holidays, FFSC Room 719 July 12, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women, FFSC Room 702 July 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. July 14, 10 a.m.-until, IA Family Outing Adventure Landing July 16-20, 8 a.m.4 p.m., Command Financial Specialist Training Building 1 Room 1616 July 16, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Anger Management Class, FFSC Room 702 What does anger do for you? Communicate for you? Keep people at a safe distance from you? Keep you in charge? For many people, anger serves them many uses, but all too often, it is at a high costusually of relationships, unhappiness in the workplace, and a general feeling of dis dain. If you want to be able to break out of the get angry/get even syn drome, come to this class. Participants learn how anger and judgment are related, about irrational beliefs and faulty self-talk, what E + R = O means, and the roles of stress and forgiveness in anger. July 17, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 July 18, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 July 19, 8 am.-noon, FAP Key Personnel Training Building 1, Room 1124 July 19, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women, FFSC Room 702 July 19, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. July 23-26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop Building 1 Room 1616 July 24, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 July 25, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Home Buying Seminar, FFSC Room 702 July 25, 3-4:30 p.m., Managing Anger Group FFSC Room 702 July 26, 1:30-3 p.m., Conflict Resolution For Women, FFSC Room 702 July 26, 9 a.m.-noon, Tottle Tyme Playgroup USO USO Parents and chil dren together meet to share parenting concerns, ideas, and fun! The group invites professionals to address specific areas of concern such as nutrition, toilet training, etc. We even take field trips sev eral times a year to local parks, museums and playgrounds. This group is designed for moms new to the area or moms who want their child to inter act with other children their childs age. All chil dren age four and below are invited to attend. July 30, 1-4 p.m., Relationship Communication FFSC Room 702 Whether youve been dating for 6 months or married for 20 years, effective communica tion is critical to keeping your relationship happy, healthy and strong. Come learn new techniques which will help you build on the strengths of your relationship and learn to identify barriers to effec tive communication. Class is a one-time 3 hour class. Couples are encouraged but not required to attend class together. July 31, 6-8 p.m., Ombudsman Assembly Building 1 Room 104 July 31, 9-11 a.m., Active Parenting FFSC Room 702 EOQ Luncheon On July 20From StaffNaval Station Civilian Employee presentation / luncheon will be held on Tuesday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m., at Ocean Breeze Conference Center. All are welcome to attend and support the nominees. Lunch $8. Pay at the door. RSVP to sandra.bar rett1@navy.mil by 3 p.m. on Friday, July 20. Nominees for Employee of the Quarter (2nd Quarter) William Strickland, Fire/Emergency Services Thomas Wheeler, Air Ops/Ground Electronics Patricia Hoffman, MWR Patricia Livingstone, PWD Mark Anderson, IT Dept Susan Rucker, FFSC Percy Williams, Security A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 13

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Sailor Advancement Sweeps GettysburgUSS Gettysburg PAOOn May 23, Capt. Bob Hein, commanding offi cer of USS Gettysburg (CG 64), stopped in the middle of giving a tour to Naval Academy Midshipman to read the results of the most highly anticipated message of the year over the loud speaker. By the end of the announce ment, he had read 54 names of Sailors whom the Navy deemed ready to assume the leadership role of the next pay grade. The Mayport-based ship was anchored off the coast of Annapolis as part of the Naval Academy graduation ceremonies. Out of a crew of 329 this advancement number made it one of the highest of the Atlantic fleet. Hein attributes the success of the ship to the hard work and dedication that the Sailors have to their country. Our ship has always had a good reputation on the waterfront. These Sailors are the reason for that reputation and have been recognized for it. After completing Petty Officer Indoctrination Course 54 Sailors were frocked in front of their family and friends on June 8. As the excitement of the 54 new Petty Officers began to wane, a new message was released announcing the newest Senior Chief Petty Officers in the Navy. Gettysburg had the honor of having three promoted members of the Chief Petty Officers Mess. Engineman Senior Chief Petty Officer (Surface Warfare/Aviation Warfare) Shannon Bloodworth. Personnel Specialist Senior Chief Petty Officer (SW) Michael Brown, and Gas Turbine Specialist Senior Chief Petty Officer (SW) Nakia Riley were pinned in front of members of the Wardroom and Chiefs Mess on June 28. The ships Command Master Chief Brent Tidwell commented, As new shipmates check onboard they see a moti vated crew energized by strong advancement numbers. Throughout the deck plates that hopefully continues to be contagious. I look forward to watching our Petty Officers and Senior Chief Petty Officers grow as leaders as they are placed in higher positions of authority and responsi bility, not just onboard Gettysburg but within our Navy. -Photo courtesy of USS GettysburgCapt. Bob Hein, commanding officer of USS Gettysburg, addresses the crew during an advancement ceremony in which 54 crew members were frocked. Working together for stronger, healthier babiesa CFC participant Provided as a public service marchofdimes.com 14 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012

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USS The Sullivans Advances 37 USS The SullivansThe crew of The Sullivans gathered to rec ognize the achievements of their peers during an advancement ceremony on June 25. The ceremony began when The Sullivans frocked 37 Sailors in total, advancing them to the next level and pay grade of their Naval careers. Capt. Wes Smith, the Commanding Officer, had the honor of capping (Command Advancement Program) three The Sullivans Sailors Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Virginia Wolfe, Hull Technician 2nd Class Xavier Wilson, and Electricians Mate 1st Class Donald Larry. The Command Advancement Program allows Sailors to advance based on the Commanding Officers confidence in their per formance, professional ism, and devotion to duty. The Sullivans was especially proud of the selec tion of Quartermaster Senior Chief Petty Officer Richard Smith, Damage Controlman Senior Chief Petty Officer Andrew Bronson, and Culinary Specialist Master Chief Petty Officer Duane Spears during the last Senior Chief Petty Officer and Master Chief Petty Officer Selection boards. Their enthusiasm and professionalism embody The Sullivans motto, We Stick Together. The ceremony was held on the ships barge due to The Sullivans ongo ing Selected Restricted Availability. Over the past few weeks contractors and maintenance personnel have come onboard, coordinating with Sullivans personnel to carry out major upgrades and necessary mainte nance to ship systems. This maintenance period prepares The Sullivans for her upcoming training cycle and participation in the Joint Warrior Exercise in the waters off Northern Europe in the Spring of 2013. -Photo by GSM3 Melissa Lasdin Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Virginia Wolfe of USS The Sullivans receives her new new second class petty officer collar device from a shipmate after being CAP-ped (Command Advancement Program) by the ships commanding officer.From Balfour Beatty CommunitiesIn a few weeks, fam ily housing residents will be receiving the CEL Resident Satisfaction Housing Survey. The annual survey is part of Balfour Beatty Communities perfor mance assessment pro gram. Balfour Beatty Communities encourages residents to fill them out and return them at its We Treasure you Opinion events being held to kickoff survey time. The first event will be held from 2-5 p.m. on July 20 at the Ribault Bay Community Center and second will be July 27 from 2-5 p.m. at the on base housing office. By completing and handing the survey in, residents will qualify for weekly drawings. Once residents com plete their surveys and seal them in the post age paid envelopes pro vided, they can simply bring it to the Balfour Beatty Communities Management Office and drop it in the authorized locked mailbox. Survey results are completely confidential and anony mous. BBC Holds Annual SurveyNavy Updates High Year Tenure PolicyNavy Personnel Command Public AffairsAs a reminder of the implementa tion date of July 1, a summary of policy changes to the Navys High Year Tenure (HYT) program were reiterated in NAVADMIN 198/12, released June 28. The new HYT policy is outlined in MILPERSMAN 1160-120 and takes effect July 1, 2012. It applies to all active-duty, Full-Time Support (FTS) and Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors. HYT sets the maximum number of years an enlisted Sailor may serve based on rank before he or she must advance, separate or if eligible, retire. NAVADMIN 198/12 highlights other important changes under the new policy, including a reduction in HYT limits for active-duty and FTS Sailors in pay grades E-1 to E-3; elimination of passed not advanced (PNA) for E-3 Sailors to stay on active duty for eight years; a clause allowing approved HYT waiv ers to be cancelled when not fulfilled as approved; and clarification of reduc tion-in-rate procedures. The new HYT limit for E-1 and E-2 active-duty and FTS Sailors is four years, and the new HYT limit for E-3 active-duty and FTS Sailors is five years. E-1, E-2 and E-3 active-duty and FTS Sailors who are already past the modified HYT limit as of July 1 will be separated by March 31, 2013 unless they receive a HYT waiver or are advanced to a paygrade with a higher HYT limit. Starting with this Marchs Navy Wide Advancement Exam, E-3 Sailors who passed, but did not advance, may not continue service beyond the revised HYT limit for their paygrade. Also under NAVADMIN 198/12, pre viously approved HYT waiver requests can be cancelled when not fulfilled by the Sailor. If an active-duty or FTS Sailors waiver is cancelled, separation will occur within 120 days of the cancellation, unless they have time to transfer to the Fleet Reserve or retire. Members of the SELRES will be removed from a SELRES status by the end of the month in which the waiver was cancelled and must transfer to a non-pay status or the retired Reserve (with or without pay), if retirement eligible. Regarding reduction in rate (RIR), active-duty and FTS Sailors who have been RIR and exceeded the HYT limit for the lower paygrade must separate by their End of Active Obligated Service as extended or Dec. 31, 2012, which ever is sooner, unless they are granted a HYT waiver, reinstated or advanced. Members of the SELRES who have been RIR and have exceeded the HYT limit for the lower paygrade will be transferred to a non-pay status by Dec. 31, unless they are granted a HYT waiver, reinstated or advanced. Other separation timelines for RIR are also discussed in the NAVADMIN. For more information, read NAVADMIN 198/12 and MILPERSMAN 1160-120, visit the HYT Web Page on the NPC website at www.npc.navy.mil/ CAREER/RESERVEPERSONNELMGMT/ ENLISTED/Pages/HYT.aspx or call the NPC Customer Service Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC or 1-866-827-5672. Time to renew your vehicle DoD stickers? Do it online at https:// www.pid.cnic.navy.mil/ THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 15

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Coalition Of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions Seeks Nominations For Top ChaptersChief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsThe nomination period for the Fiscal Year 2012 Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) Chapter of the Year Awards is open, as announced in NAVADMIN 207/12, released July 7. CSAAD is a peer men toring program for active and reserve Sailors, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) candi dates, and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets aimed at promoting good deci sion-making and leader ship development at the most junior levels. The annual awards, which recognize top CSADD chapters at both seaand shore-based commands, are a testament to the progress of the CSADD program throughout the fleet, according to Chief of Naval Personnel Fleet Master Chief (SW/AW/ SCW) Scott A. Benning. Making good decisions and Sailors encourag ing their shipmates to make the right choice is critical to Sailor and fleet readiness, said Benning. The support that our CSADD Sailors provide to their fellow Sailors, and to their Navy, is incredible -these awards seek to recognize their efforts. Though originally envi sioned as a response to frequent DUI cases in the mid-Atlantic region, the CSADD program quickly expanded to encompass a variety of issues and has spread across the fleet worldwide. Today, it is a peer-mentoring program for all aspects of life in which Sailors face pres sures or temptations to make unwise decisions. Monthly training is conducted at the nearly 300 chapters of CSADD fleet-wide; topics vary each month and provide a forum for Sailors to discuss important issues and create new meth ods for helping their fel low Sailors. In addition to promoting healthy life choices, the program also develops members lead ership skills. Recent initiatives by CSADD members have included the use of post ers, videos, and social media to reach out to others. Additionally this year, for the first time, CSADD held two rallies in both San Diego and Norfolk with the theme of Navigating Success, to provoke thought and inspire young leaders to discuss a variety of issues affecting the fleet, such as sexual assault awareness, bystander intervention, responsible alcohol use, off-duty safety and Sailor family readiness. Through programs like CSADD, Sailors are prov ing that helping their peers to achieve suc cess individually is vital to achieving success as a team. CSADD is all about I.C.E. Inspirational Leadership, Challenging our young Sailors to engage, and Empowering them to lead, said Benning. Our Sailors have strong opinions and solutions for many of the challenges facing our Navy. CSADD Sailors are tak ing on leadership chal lenges both on and offduty, reinforcing both the core principles of CSADD and the Navys 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative which consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Navy and Marine Corps. Information about applying for the CSADD award, registering a chapter for CSADD, and requirements and pro cesses related to the award can be found in NAVADMIN 207/12. Nominations must be submitted by the unit commander of registered CSADD chapters to their regional commanders by Oct. 1. -Photos by MCSN Damian BergAbove, Engineman 2nd Class Cory Winston and Ship's Serviceman 2nd Class Jose Rivera hold up signs that pro mote making good discussion while drinking. They we are holding the signs as part of Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decision Mayport Chapter to help influence Sailors and their families to have a plan when they go out to drink. Right, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Juan Serret holds up a sign that promote making good discussion while drinking. THE MIRROR NS MAYPORT, Thursday, July 12, 2012 17